Directional Drill Operator/ Locator Foreman

Job Locations US-NY-Rochester
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/14/2023 3:34 PM)
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At MasTec Communications Group we build for the future. Yours and ours.  


As a Directional Drill Operator/Locator Foreman, you will develop new skills, work in a safety-minded environment, and join us in expanding technology for a better community. Join the MasTec family and help us provide the highest level of quality service to our customers and communities while maintaining our commitment to safety!


As a Directional Drill Operator/Locator Foreman, you are responsible for operating horizontal/directional drill rigs, locating equipment, and product support equipment. You believe in doing the job right. Being the best. And you’re up for the challenge.  


In addition, you will: 


  • Operate Horizontal Directional Drill for installation of underground telecommunications cable conduit, including fiber optic cable.  
  • Ensure the safety of the public and other utilities underground facilities  
  • Perform all duties according to prescribed safety procedures and use appropriate safety equipment  
  • Setup and cleanup work sites including traffic and pedestrian control.  
  • Read utility locates and coordinate day lighting of these facilities  
  • Ensure all applicable permits and locates are complete and on-site 
  • Inspect the work that is in progress to ensure that the workmanship conforms to specifications.  
  • Operate construction equipment to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery to conform to grade specifications  
  • Level earth to final grade specifications  
  • Operate vehicles and equipment operations from trucks to other equipment as directed and certified.  
  • Perform proper maintenance by greasing, oiling, and making minor repairs on equipment  
  • Lead teams in the field effectively as needed and directed by supervisor 


About You: 


  • Safety is a part of your day to day 
  • You have a track record of completing work with a high level of quality 
  • You have a knack for figuring out hard problems and enjoy a hands-on approach to your work 
  • You are looking for long term projects 
  • You enjoy getting your hands dirty with your team 
  • You have 3 years of Horizontal Directional Drill experience  
  • You have a Valid driver’s license  
  • You must obtain a CDL class a driver’s license within 30 days of employment 
  • Experienced with different size Vermeer or Ditch Witch units and various brands of locating equipment 
    • Working experience in underground construction and Fiber builds 
    • City, County, and State clearance code knowledge and related 
  • You can read and understand maps, drawings, and diagrams for the project build process  
  • You are willing to work outdoors in all types of weather and work overtime as required  


Hard work pays off. See what you’ll get for your effort: 


Financial Security 


  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) 
  • Life insurance 
  • Short-term and Long-term disability 
  • Red Wing Boot Voucher 


Health and Wellness 


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • HSA flexible spending 
  • Dependent care flexible spending 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 


Work/Life Balance 


  • Paid time off 
  • Paid holidays 
  • Family and medical leave 
  • Bereavement leave 


Employee Referral Program 


Refer someone who delivers excellence just like you and receive a $1,000 incentive for a referral that becomes a permanent hire! 


We meet your commitment with competitive pay and benefits. If this sounds like you, let’s talk. Build your career with MasTec! 


MasTec, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also MasTec's policy to comply with all applicable state, federal and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.


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